Lexical Modal pertain to the speaker's attitude towards events which is based on social rules. The social rules can be personal authority (due to age, position, social status) or authority official (mutually agreed provisions or regulations to regulate) the life of the community group concerned). Lexical modal express will, desire or intention speaker so that an action is carried out by the interlocutor or the perpetrator. With words another speaker is authorized to use his authority to the opponent talk because it is his responsibility. By using descriptive method, this research describes the lexical modal in English modality The data was taken from corpus linguistics, that is Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA).
Volume: Volume 24
Issues: Issue 2
Keywords: Lexical Modal, Corpus Linguistics, Syntactic, Semantic.